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Birmingham Canal Museum Do we need one can we get one? Have a look and complete the survey to give your views. If you are organizing a UK canal or river event that you would like added to this list please let me know.

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Bath Old Bridge
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The Boat Listing is now hosted by CanalPlanAC. Please update your Favourites/Bookmarks to http://canalplan.org.uk/boats/

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If you are a newcomer to the subject, or this web site, you may want to start with my Introduction pages. These give an introduction to this website, the UK Waterways System, its history and to inland boating on canals or rivers.

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Books, videos, DVDs and links to other canal shopping sites.

For non-waterway travel photographs see www.jim-shead.net

I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
The Association of Nene River Clubs
House of York

All about the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) click here

Quote of the day No 373

Thursday 2 October 2014

Once I had got through a first year of being covered from head to foot in chilblains, by day I found in England a myriad things to interest me. From those early days derived my life-long love of Devon, and especially Dartmoor; my renewed enjoyment of trains, for at Plymouth I could watch the Great Western expresses approaching Plymouth Millbay in one direction and, mysterious delight — London & South Western expresses approaching Plymouth Friary in the opposite; my first published and paid for writing — ‘Diamond mining in the Transvaal’ in the Meccano Magazine for December 1925 (I think I was paid five shillings); and especially my interest in canals.

South Africa has no canals or, for practical purposes, navigable rivers. Maybe it was that, and its name, that so intrigued me about the Grand Western Canal, which began at Tiverton. One evening while my father was still alive his solicitor came to dinner, to discuss with him whether I could become an articled clerk in his firm. Over the meal I mentioned the canal, and was told of a box full of records in his office which I could borrow if I took care of them. From that chance remark I derived a life-long interest.

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